Hello! It is a little bit tough to figure out where to begin with this brand new, vast and empty blog, so why not start with an introduction? My name is Meg Auchenbach, and here is a little bit about me:
I am an artist, illustrator, writer and educator. I have been drawing all of my life and even wanted to be a children's book illustrator in elementary school. I currently illustrate during my nights and weekends, as I teach Art to 580-something elementary children by day. Here is a little peek at what I do during the day.
And here is a peek at what I do on my nights and weekends.
I live in rural Pennsylvania, with my husband and our rag tag group of animals that includes three cats, a deaf pit bull, a flock of chickens and a cockatiel whose gender is still unknown. I am pretty obsessed with animals, and anyone I find usually ends up staying for at least a while. Including a pair of adorable baby mice who were bottle fed!
Animals and nature continue to inspire much of my work. I am also inspired by the wonders of universe, by the vastness of the starry sky on a clear night, as well as by the ideas of mindfulness and meditation.
So now that it's clear that I love animals, here are some other fun facts before signing off:
My favorite season is summer and I love vegetable gardening.
I lived in Guam for a short spell while my husband was in the Coast Guard. I also love to travel and my favorite places that I've visited so far are Phuket, Thailand and Byron Bay, Australia.
I strongly dislike snow.
My favorite children's books are, "A Sick Day for Amos McGee" by Phillip and Erin Stead and "Home" by Carson Ellis.
I LOVE to read, so much so that the pile of books next to my bed is becoming a hazard.
I am a health freak and am constantly studying dietary theories, essential oils, supplements, etc. However, my two unhealthy vices are coffee (large amounts of coffee), and when I'm feeling especially indulgent, pizza! Because well, pizza.
My goal is to keep up with this blog and to share little bits and pieces of my artwork and life. Please feel free to contact me to say hello! Thanks for reading!